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Salem: Elevator Pitches with Nancy Ballard

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Have you ever had an opportunity to introduce yourself or your book to someone unexpectedly? Did you stumble to come up with something? That’s what an elevator pitch is for. Join Nancy Ballard at the Salem Public Library, Anderson B, on April 20th from 11AM-12PM (doors open at 11AM, in-person only) as we explore elevator pitches.

What is an elevator pitch? It is a simple, concise introduction designed to present on those occasions when you only have a minute to make an impression, proverbially between stops on an elevator. Writers often think of it in terms of a book, but it can also be used to introduce yourself, a project, a business, or an organization. It is not the kind of pitch you present to an agent to try to sell a book although it might be the beginning of one.

Come to the workshop with an idea of what you want to pitch and writing materials. We will break up into small groups to draft our pitches and help each other fine-tune them. You will go home with a useful introduction and the knowledge of how to craft others for different purposes.

Nancy BallardAbout Nancy Ballard

The workshop will be facilitated by Nancy Ballard, past co-chair of the Corvallis Chapter of Willamette Writers and co-host of the online Coffee at Your Kitchen Table. Writing as Nan C Ballard, she has published a series of three science fiction books with a western flavor and a poem here and there. She currently has a fourth book in her series in final draft and has begun work on a fifth. You can find her at nancballardwriter.blogspot.com where you can sign up for her newsletter and find links to her on Facebook and Instagram.

About Your Chapter Meeting

Willamette Writers meetings are free and open to all writers, 18 and up. Guests are welcome to make a donation at https://willamettewriters.org/donations/ to help support the cost of the meetings. For information on how to become a Willamette Writers member, click here: https://willamettewriters.org/register/individual/


Willamette Writers continue to encourage mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings. If you feel sick, please stay home and join us at one of our online Chapter Meetings.

Young Writers

Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Sign Up! Any high school or middle-grade writers are welcome to join us. Sign up for our email list at: http://eepurl.com/hRubBf. A registration link will be sent to our email list before our next meeting.


April 20
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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